WATCH: PM Netanyahu challenges ‘objectivity’ of recommendations, calls police allegations against him “ridiculous,” points out that over half of the police recommendations on indictments are not accepted, and finally, after the next elections, he’ll win once again.
In an impassioned 10-minute rebuttal to police recommendations to indict him on bribery and breach of trust charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the nation Tuesday night that not only will this government complete its term, but he will again be re-elected in 2019.
Netanyahu said that the only thing that has motivated him since his days as an officer in the elite Sayeret Matkal, through his days as ambassador to the UN, finance minister and for the last nine years as prime minister, is the good of the country. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Three tourists with dual Belgian-Turkish citizenships were arrested ascending the Temple Mount in Jerusalem after violent response when they were refused entry as long as they wore T-shirts with Turkish flag on them.
Three Turkish tourists were arrested on the slopes of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Turkish media outlets extensively reported Saturday. The tourists were arrested Friday for assaulting police officers, it was reported, and were still detained and interrogated.
Turkish paper Daily Sabah reported eye witness accounts purporting the Israel Police prevented a delegation of Turkish tourists—some of them children—to enter the Temple Mount complex. Continue Reading »
Since the new joint project between Israel’s Crossing Authority, Shin Bet & Israel Police, the lab has identified substances which could be weaponized, literally preventing tons of explosive materials from reaching the Palestinian terror organizations in Gaza.
In a joint nighttime operation, the IDF, Border Police, & Shabak arrest 18 wanted Arab terrorists and seal illegal Palestinian media outlets that incite and/or support terrorist attacks on Israelis.
By Ido Ben Porat
Israeli security forces on Tuesday night raided eight Arab media outlets responsible for broadcasting incitement and encouraging terrorism.
The operation was carried out by IDF, Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and the Civil Administration, and included the closing of illegal and inciting media outlets, as well as the confiscation of documents and equipment.
IDF soldiers during Tuesday night’s operation to close inciting, illegal Arab media outlets. – Photo: IDF spokesperson’s Unit.
During the US delegation’s stay based at the Beit Shemesh police academy, they will participate in multiple counterterrorism training exercises, meet with elite units, and be briefed by Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich before concluding at the annual 9/11 memorial service outside of Jerusalem.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
For the second consecutive year, the Police Unity Tour, a delegation of 52 American law-enforcement officers from 12 states, arrived in Israel to train in counterterrorism techniques and attend an annual 9/11 memorial service outside Jerusalem.
52 police officers from USA law enforcement arrived in Israel today, part of joint Israel USA Delegation, sharing & learning from each other pic.twitter.com/7f56tuu600
According to the delegation’s leader, Michael Safris, chief of the Essex County’s Sheriff’s Office Deputy Division, the Police Unity Tour was established in 1997 to honor officers killed in the line of duty. Continue Reading »
Just released video shows how terrorists entered the Old City, met with accomplice who smuggled in the weapons and subsequently transferred them to the three killers inside the Mosque on the Temple Mount to commit deadly terror attack.
When the 23 yr-old woman entered the men’s section of the Kotel, she was forceable covered and taken to a rest-room until she was escorted out of the Western Wall Plaza by police, for removing her clothes.
By David Rosenberg
Jerusalem police escorted a 23-year old woman out of the Western Wall Plaza Sunday morning after she removed her clothes.
Police and Western Wall Plaza guards covered the young woman up as she was removed from the area and taken in for questioning.
Witnesses say the woman suddenly began stripping in front of the Western Wall, prompting worshippers to notify plaza guards. Continue Reading »
Introduced at Israel’s annual defense technology conference, the Israel Police force unveiled the 1st-ever 3-D printed new jeep-style police vehicle that incorporated steering and motor components taken from existing police vehicles, including a police helicopter.
By Itsik Saban
Design. Save. Print. The Israel Police force has unveiled the first-ever 3-D printed police vehicle.
The new jeep-style vehicle is still not operational, but has already won praise from top technological minds in the security and intelligence community.
The Israel Police’s newest technological venture – Photo- Israel Police
The vehicle features a steering wheel taken from a Citroen Berlingo, a power steering system transplanted from a police helicopter, and a motor from an electric scooter.
The 2 Arab 17 yr-olds from Jabel Mukaber, south-east of Jerusalem, were surveilled by Border Police conspicuously holding a bag unusually full & heavy, that after inspection, contained nine glass bottles, 2 of them already prepared as petrol-bombs, 2 large plastic bottles of gasoline and a knife.
A prosecutor’s statement was filed Monday against two 17-year-old residents of Jabel Mukaber in south-east Jerusalem, for carrying and manufacturing weapons. The two are expected to be indicted sometime during the week after having been caught with Molotov cocktails, fuel and a knife.
Israel Border Guard police (MAGAV) on patrol – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Division
The two were caught at the beginning of last week after they were surveilled by a police force and by Border Police operating in the area, who noticed that they were carrying a school bag that looked abnormally heavy and full. Continue Reading »
Pilot program found law enforcement personnel sporting cameras improved police behavior, lowered public complaints and bolstered public confidence in law enforcement.
Israeli Police forces announced on Sunday that on-duty officers will wear body cameras after a pilot project proved the devices improve police behavior and bolster public confidence in local law enforcement , Haaretz daily reported.
The pilot, which was carried out for a six month period between 2016 and 2017 on traffic police and on duty officers, revealed that body cameras improve officers’ interactions with the public and overall general performance, according to Haaretz.
Scene of Jerusalem terror attack: Police cameras document a more accurate timeline of events.
Brandishing a long metal bar while repeatedly screaming “Fire!” the video footage attests to the police statement that the American tourist was “detached from reality.” – The suspect’s wife, ‘He told me Jesus revealed himself to him.’
By Ahiya Raved
An American citizen was zapped with a taser gun and arrested at the end of last week after he attacked a guard at the entrance to the Almagor moshav in northern Israel.
The incident ended after a short standoff with the 31-year-old, during which police called on him, mainly in Hebrew, to drop the long metal bar he was brandishing while repeatedly screaming “Fire!” The footage captured on camera attests to a police statement in which he was described as being “detached from reality.”
Using disposable phones, Google Voice paid with Bitcoin and a VPN to make his IP address untraceable, the Israeli-American suspect in the bomb threats against Jewish institutions succeeded in hiding his identity until Israel Police cyber unit got involved.
By JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israeli-American suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats.
Israel Cyber Defense – Israel Police Spokesperson Dept.
According to an article in The Daily Beast, Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested the 19-year-old suspect at his home in southern Israel and searched the premises on Thursday. Continue Reading »
Ending the months-long operation by the Israel Police, Shin Bet and the IDF, 9 men are arrested in Nablus, finally dismantling a vast smuggling network that used mail-ordered combat equipment to supply terrorist cells in Gaza & the West Bank.
By Yoav Zitun
An operation to bring down a weapon parts and combat accessories smuggling network was finished Tuesday night as the IDF, Shin Bet, Israel Police and customs stormed the last operating shop in Nablus, seizing illegally smuggled equipment and arresting the shop owner.
Seized M-16 magazines – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The smuggling network ran by ordering the equipment online from undisclosed countries to the Ashdod port by ship, and from there, sending it by mail or some other legitimate delivery system to a recipient in either Balata or Casbah refugee camps in Nablus. Continue Reading »
Police are summoned after 60-year-old tourist arrived at the Western Wall entrance with an innocent-looking cane that security personnel found extremely perplexing.
By Ido Ben-Porat
Israeli police operating in the Western Wall plaza were called on Friday to the security post at the entrance to the Wall after a suspicious object was found in the possession of a 60-year-old tourist.
Cane sword – Photo: Israel Police Spokesman
Examining police officers found the tourist’s walking stick to contain a sword.
Police interrogated the tourist and heard from her that since she has trouble walking in the alleys of the Old City, she acquired in one of the shops a walking stick to get around with, which she used until arriving at the security post at the Western Wall’s entrance. Continue Reading »
Israel Police find more that just drugs during a raid on a suspected drug lab, leading them to explode 10 tons of illegal fireworks in a quarry in the center of the country.
By Roi Yanovsky
A raid on a drug lab in the center of the country yielded a storage container packed with roughly 10 tons of fireworks and other dangerous devices. Police decided to destroy the cache of illegal explosives and have now opened an investigation into the property owner.
Policeman tells of court order to destroy fireworks because of the danger from their improper storage in populated area.Continue Reading »
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